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Black voters would not be denied

Black voters would not be denied

Most of the misinformed pundits who were unaware of the readiness and enthusiasm of millions of Black Americans to go to the voting polls on Nov. 6 are not acting as if they are shocked by another record voter turnout of the Black American community. We are not surprised at all by the historic contributions […]

Even in defeat, Republicans still don’t get it

Even in defeat, Republicans still don’t get it

With the elections now over, I am stunned with the postmortem coming from the Republican Party and the lack of substantive analysis from its operatives. Those who follow my writings know that I have written extensively about the shifting demographics of our country and the need for Republicans to adequately address this issue. For this, […]

Bipartisanship needed more than ever

Bipartisanship needed more than ever

It seems like the more we watch our elected officials debate, argue and accuse, the more of the same keeps happening. For the sake of our future they need to come to terms with our dire economy and start managing our financial affairs. America is in great danger and no one seems to be very […]

Black unemployment still needs to be addressed

Black unemployment still needs to be addressed

The problem with having a deadline at the end of the week is that you miss the opportunity to weigh in on things, such as an election, that happens on a Tuesday. It is almost torture when you consider the possibilities that face us on Nov. 7 and beyond. I am hoping that President Obama […]

Looking beyond the election

Looking beyond the election

Over the past year or so, I have been wondering how Black folks would react to the election outcome. Two questions kept coming to mind: What will we do if Obama wins? What will we do if Romney wins? Let’s make it personal: What will you do? Four years ago I wrote a similar article […]

And the winner is ….Gov. Chris Christie

And the winner is ….Gov. Chris Christie

When the dust settles on this year’s presidential election, the real winner will prove to be Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie is finishing his first term as governor and will be seeking re-election in 2013. He has built a reputation as a rare no-nonsense, straight-talking politician. The public claims they want an honest […]

Student loans cause 36 million to drop out of college

Student loans cause 36 million to drop out of college

According to a new report, since 2009, 36 million Americans have attended college without earning a degree. Consequently, 850,000 individual private loans valued at more than $8 billion are now in default. With high and variable interest rates, these loans can cost students more in repayment than the actual cost of tuition. From 2005 to […]

Myth of local non-partisan races

Myth of local non-partisan races

THE DAYTONA TIMES EDITORIAL STAFF One can truthfully argue that the Democratic Party, since the 1960s-era Lyndon B. Johnson administration, has stood for issues of importance to Black Americans in recent decades, including voting rights and affirmative action – issues that the party of Abe Lincoln, the Republican Party, fought. Yes, Blacks are grateful for […]

Economic development and K-12 education are interdependent

Economic development and K-12 education are interdependent

Why is the Volusia County School Board asking the voters to approve a one-mill tax referendum on the November 6 election ballot? An excellent public school system is essential to the economic development and the quality of life in Volusia County.  Due to millions of dollars being slashed from the school district’s revenue in the […]

End of Republicans’ ‘Whites only’ strategy

End of Republicans’ ‘Whites only’ strategy

This will probably be the last presidential election in which Republicans can afford to ignore issues of paramount importance to Blacks and Latinos and expect to have a remote chance of winning the White House.  Obama v. Romney is the political equivalent of Brown v. Board of Education. A separate and unequal approach to national […]